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THE WAY A WILDCAT FIGHT

Sept. 13, 1954
Sept. 13, 1954

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Sept. 13, 1954

Pat On The Back
  • Herewith a salute from the editors to men and women of all ages who have fairly earned the good opinion of the world of sport, regardless of whether they have yet earned tallest headlines.

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Soundtrack
Spectacle
Fishing
Sporting Look
Under 21
The Big Fight: The Men And Their Muscles
Column Of The Week
  • As the Baltimore Orioles, the former St. Louis Browns are the same old cellar-dwellers. Sports Editor J. Roy Stockton, who knew them in good times and bad, examines their history and the sad lesson of a ball club bled white.

Horse Racing
Boating
Golf
Fisherman's Calendar
Yesterday
  • Over 8,000 people watched America and Ireland vie for the world's rifle championship in a day-long match, unsettled until the final shot

Bowling
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Last Laugh

THE WAY A WILDCAT FIGHT

A wildcat, for whom a mouse is not too small or a deer too big to kill, lives by stealth and savagery. Men hunt this 25-pound bobtailed hellion from ocean to ocean for sport and to preserve game from its depredations.

This is an article from the Sept. 13, 1954 issue Original Layout

Recently two western hunters, Sam Shaver and Wilfred Jossy of Bend, Ore., put down Shaver's dogs in the hills beyond town in the hope of running a cat. There was a new track in the morning freshness, and the hound, Speck, quickly gave tongue. Bonny, an Airedale, followed in whining excitement. The hunters hurried after them.

Sometimes the quarry escapes, but in this instance it was "bayed" in a tree. When the hunters caught up to the dogs, Shaver, who is a government trapper, drew his pistol and tried to make a clean kill. He failed and the cat, only slightly wounded, leaped to the ground (below). For what happened next see the following pages.

THE ENEMIES SQUARE OFF, WITH BONNY PREPARED TO SPRING AND BITE

TOO FAST FOR THE CAMERA, BONNY HAS JUMPED IN AND TOSSED HER ADVERSARY

PRESSING THE FIGHT—AIREDALES ARE FAMED "ATTACK" DOGS—BONNY HITS AGAIN

STILL DANGEROUS, THE BOBCAT SWINGS A TALONED PAW IN COURAGEOUS DEFIANCE

THE BOBCAT'S MOMENT OF FURY ENDS IN THE DUST WHERE IT BEGAN AS SHAVER, JOSSY AND BONNY HEAD FOR HOME

WITH THE CAT AT BAY, BONNY THE AIREDALE (LEFT) TRIES A FEINT WHILE SPECK HOWLS FROM A SAFER DISTANCE

SIX PHOTOSJOE VAN WORMER